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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Heniochus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Heniochus acuminatus
[Pennant coralfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Heniochus chrysostomus Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Heniochus chrysostomus
[Threeband pennantfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Heniochus diphreutes Jordan, 1903

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Heniochus diphreutes
[False moorish idol]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Heniochus intermedius
[Red Sea bannerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Heniochus monoceros Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Heniochus monoceros
[Masked bannerfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Heniochus pleurotaenia Ahl, 1923

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Heniochus pleurotaenia
[Phantom bannerfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Heniochus singularius Smith & Radcliffe, 1911

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Heniochus singularius
[Singular bannerfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Heniochus varius (Cuvier, 1829)

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Heniochus varius
[Horned bannerfish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heniochus acuminatus Pennant coralfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1758
Heniochus chrysostomus Threeband pennantfish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1831
Heniochus diphreutes False moorish idol Indo-Pacific 21 TL 1903
Heniochus intermedius Red Sea bannerfish Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1893
Heniochus monoceros Masked bannerfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1831
Heniochus pleurotaenia Phantom bannerfish Indian Ocean 17 TL 1923
Heniochus singularius Singular bannerfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1911
Heniochus varius Horned bannerfish Pacific Ocean 19 TL 1829



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